Gwendolyn is a sixth-generation Floridian who also spent a decade of her adult life living it up in New Orleans before joining Houstonia in December 2017. The author of the memoir After A While You Just Get Used To It: A Tale of Family Clutter and a featured writer in The Best American Travel Writing 2017, Gwendolyn is also the former food editor of the Houston Press and Eater NOLA. Because she can’t make it a day without scarfing down some form of ridiculously sinful dessert, you’ll often find her running for miles along Buffalo Bayou or in Memorial Park or perhaps straight to the House of Pies.

Farewell, First Lady

Remembering Barbara Bush

Thoughts from the public viewing and motorcade.

04/23/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp and Morgan Kinney

Pay Respect

How to Celebrate the Life of Barbara Bush in Houston

Where and how to honor Barbara Bush this weekend.

04/19/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Friendly Skies?

United Airlines Food Workers Protest at IAH

The food service employees are fighting for a higher minimum wage.

04/19/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Mean Green

The Houston Botanic Garden's First Phase is Underway: Here's the Low Down

There will be 120 acres of botanical beauty between downtown and Hobby.

04/18/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Quack Attack

This Rare Duck Is Drawing Birders to the Katy Prairie

Behold the Eurasian Wigeon, a temporary Katy resident.

04/11/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Get Out

An Interactive Alice In Wonderland Sculpture Arrives at Evelyn's Park

Bring a picnic and join Alice's tea party.

04/06/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Green Space

A New Park Is Heading to Downtown Houston in 2020

South downtown may very well get its own Discovery Green.

04/02/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Swanky Things

Which of These Luxurious Hotel Revamps Is Right For You?

Notable hotel renovations in Texas, Vegas, and the Big Easy.

03/29/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Ice House

5 Events You Won't Want to Miss At the Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair

Get ready for five days of indulgence.

03/28/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Ice House

How Are the Waugh Bats Doing?

Our Waugh bat colony is still alive up there. So, why haven’t they been coming out?

03/28/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Editor's Picks

4 Egg Custard Tarts You Need in Your Life (and in Your Belly)

These fluffy, flaky treats are a perfect addition to any brunch.

03/28/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Hit The Road

Move Over McGowen Container House, Round Top Has a Shipping Container Hotel

Reduce, reuse, recycle: the sleeping quarters edition.

03/23/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Get Out

Buffalo Bayou's East Sector Debuts Cool New Public Art in April

UH students and Buffalo Bayou team up for East Sector art.

03/19/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Take Flight

Are These the Best and Worst Airlines?

Southwest and Alaska Airlines top a new Consumer Reports survey.

03/16/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Very Bad Things

Another United Flight Out of Houston Just Killed a Dog

A passenger's puppy died after she was ordered to stow it in an overhead bin.

03/14/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

These Violent Delights

Would You Take a Westworld Themed Vacation?

Westworld superfans might just delight in this luxurious package.

03/13/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Slow and Steady

What's Up With Buffalo Bayou Park's Recovery From Harvey?

The dog park may reopen sooner than you think.

03/08/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Happy Voting Day!

Deer Semen Is Totally Funding Texas Political Campaigns

Big money from an unlikely source.

03/06/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Get Out

Bayou City Art Fest Returns to Memorial Park on March 23

Tons of art in your favorite Houston park.

03/05/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

Who Knew?

IAH Is Reportedly More Prone to Flight Cancellations Than Other Airports

George Bush Intercontinental canceled 3,529 flights last year.

03/02/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp